Page 10 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • December 23, 2009 Glen Rock Roundup Students of the Month named Stephen D’Alessio is the Citizen of the Month at Glen Rock High School, and Andrew Lim is the Student Athlete of the Month. The following students were also honored for their work in the following subject areas: Adrian David, art; Sam Meisel, business administration; Katherine Brennan, theater; Sara Mick, English; Adriana Schwarz, health; Ryan Dubelbeiss, pre-engineering; Hyun Lee, instrumental music; Daniel McGovern, math; Dan Martion, photography; Morgan Tarleton, physical education; Jocelyn Kaselow, science; Katherine Colquitt, social students; Nicole Boschetti, ethnology – music; Thomas Heinbockle, vocal music; and Michael Genett, world language. MOTHERS group celebrates anniversary Saint Catharine’s MOTHERS is hosting a MOTHERS Anniversary Mass and Reception for current and past members on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. followed by a reception in Community Hall. Contact Tara at The members of Mothers Organized to Help, Educate, Recreate and Support meet in a Christ-centered environment for mutual support and to share opportunities for personal, spiritual, intellectual, and social growth. Contact Judy at or Regina Harte at for more information. Nursery School registration underway Registration for the 2010-11 school year is now open at the Glen Rock Jewish Center Nursery School. This state licensed pre-school offers classes for two-, three- and four- year-olds, afternoon kindergarten enrichment, Toddler Time (formerly Mommy and Me), and Summer Day Camp. All teachers are certified and offer a wide range of age appropriate activities with an emphasis on self-expression, individuality, and creativity. Professionally taught weekly classes in yoga and music are part of the curriculum for all age groups, and three- and four-year-olds go on at least two field trips a year. All activities are hands-on and include arts and crafts, cooking, creative dramatics, nature and the environment, puppetry, and science. Flexible scheduling is one of the things that sets this program apart from others. The school is open from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., offering half- and full-day programs, with before and after care available daily (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). All classes are filled on a first come, first served basis. Synagogue affiliation or any connection to Judaism is not required to participate in these programs. For more information or to arrange a visit, call (201) 652-6624 or e-mail Register for Toddler Time Registration is now open for two winter sessions of Toddler Time (formerly Mommy and Me) at the Glen Rock Jewish Center. Each session, for children between 12 and 25 months of age and a parent or babysitter will meet for eight classes on Tuesday or Wednesday mornings from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m., beginning the week of Jan. 11. Both classes are facilitated by Merri Kapiloff, a professionally trained and experienced child life specialist. Each week, there will be a mix of arts and crafts, music, stories, finger plays, indoor and outdoor play, and discussions on topics of special interest to the parents. Class size is limited to 10 adult/child pairs and both classes will be filled on a first come, first served basis. For more information call (201) 652-6624. ESL class breaks for holidays The ESL (English as a Second Language) conversation course at Glen Rock Library will not meet on Dec 28 or Jan. 4. Regular sessions will resume on Monday, Jan. 11, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. These informal sessions are open to anyone at any level of English. The library is seeking volunteers to conduct additional ESL courses on an evening and/or a weekend. Contact Roz at (201) 670-3970. Immigrant experience to be discussed The Neighbors Book Group of the Glen Rock Library will discuss the immigrant experience in the Lower East Side of New York on Monday, Jan. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Three of the four books to be discussed are children’s books: “Molly’s Pilgrim” by Barbara Cohen, “The Hundred Dresses” by Eleanor Estes, and “Shutting Out the Sky: Life in the Tenements of New York 1880-1924” by Deborah Hopkinson. The fourth book is “How the Other Half Lives” by Jacob A. Riis, published in 1890. This discussion group is open to everyone. Multiple copies of the books selected are at the reference desk in the library. For additional information, call Roz at (201) 6703970. Good Shepherd announces Christmas Services The members of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, located at the corner of Rock Road and Ackerman Avenue in Glen Rock, is holding services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The Christmas Eve service on Thursday, Dec. 24 will be for families at 6 p.m. with a special message for children of all ages, and music by the instrumental Christmas Consort and children’s choirs. Christmas Eve Candlelight and Holy Communion service at 10:30 p.m. will feature the traditional candle-lighting ceremony and singing of Silent Night; the senior choir will present a special program of music and Pastor Spencer will preach the uplifting, inspirational, life-giving message of Jesus’ birth. On Friday, Dec. 25 there will be the Christmas Day Festival service of Holy Communion 5 at 10:30 a.m. For more information about these services, call Pastor Roger Spencer at (201) 444-6598 or visit the web site at Library sets holiday schedule The Glen Rock Library, 315 Rock Road, will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 25. The library will reopen for Saturday, Dec. 26 and Sunday, Dec. 27. On New Year’s Eve, Thursday, Dec. 31 the library will close at 1 p.m. and will remain closed on Friday, Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day. The library will resume regular hours on Jan. 2. Tree Trust suggests a gift that grows The Glen Rock Tree Trust urges residents to consider a gift that keeps growing by giving a tree on public land in the name of a loved one or family member. With a donation of $25 or more towards general tree plantings, a donor will receive a certificate to stuff a stocking, leave next to the menorah, or mail to a friend who has moved out of town. Participants who wish to pay for an entire tree may designate a preference for where the tree will be planted: on town property, at a specific school, or at the Glen Rock Arboretum. Brochures on the Glen Rock Tree Trust and how to make a donation are available at the borough library or borough hall. To receive an electronic version, e-mail Coat Drive underway Men’s, women’s, and children’s coats are now being collected to benefit two local charitable organizations. New or gently used coats may be dropped off at Kilroy’s Wonder Market, The Grow-cery, or Stacey & Joe’s Family Footwear, all of which are based in the Borough of Glen Rock.